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Brothers on the Mat

From left, Louis and Julian Arellano have surpassed all expectations this season.
From left, Louis and Julian Arellano have surpassed all expectations this season.

A Sports Feature – Written By Reilly Kneedler

Originally published in the Dec. 24 issue of the Wenatchee World

“I want him to be better than me.” Those words are rare coming from a competitive athlete, but for Eastmont’s Julian Arellano, they couldn’t be more true about his brother Louis. Continue reading “Brothers on the Mat”

Alta Lake Golf Course engulfed by firestorm

A burned out truck sits in the forefront of the Alta Lake Golf course - torched by the Carlton Complex Fire.
A burned out truck sits in the forefront of the Alta Lake Golf course – torched by the Carlton Complex Fire.

A Natural Disater Feature – Written By Reilly Kneedler

Originally published in the July 27 issue of the Wenatchee World

PATEROS — According to Parker Barth, Alta Lake Golf Course is “the essence of a family run business.”

“We started off as a real mom and pop business,” he said. “Kids would change water, dad would mow greens and mom would watch the pro shop.” Continue reading “Alta Lake Golf Course engulfed by firestorm”

High school cyclist wins top honor at State Cyclocross Championship

Local cyclist Cole Paton won the gold medal in the State Cyclocross Championship.
Local cyclist Cole Paton won the gold medal in the State Cyclocross Championship.

A Sports Feature – Written By Reilly Kneedler

Originally published in the December 2 issue of the Wenatchee World

As a junior at Cashmere High School, Cole Paton already has a number of impressive cycling feats under his belt. However last weekend, he topped them off with a first place finish in the Washington State Cylcocross Championship.

Continue reading “High school cyclist wins top honor at State Cyclocross Championship”

The Right to Bear Crosses

CrossA Societal Analysis Article – Written By Reilly Kneedler

Originally published in the November 12 issue of the Scratching Post

Blurring the line: religious freedom v. school safety

As the battle between self-expression and rigid institutional conformity rages in the halls of our local schools, many think the First Amendment clearly states freedom for all.
Students often get upset when teachers and staff tell them what they can and can not wear, or what they can and cannot do while in school. This causes their minds to jump to the oh-so-famous Bill of Rights which protects their ability to wear what they want and express whatever they desire. What most students do not understand is that at school they do not have the full rights that the public does. Continue reading “The Right to Bear Crosses”